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Special Issue "Mood: Cognition, Brain, and Behavior"
A special issue of Brain Sciences (ISSN 2076-3425). This special issue belongs to the section "Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2023 | Viewed by 1807
Special Issue Editor
Interests: cognition; mood; affective processing
Special Issue Information
Mood is a diffuse affective state—associated with negative or positive valence—whose antecedents are related to a widely distributed network of factors, and whose manifestation is more durable than that of emotion. Sometimes, people are unable to evoke specific causes for their current mood. Thus, we need to improve our understanding of the complex “ecology” of mood. This topic has long been of interest to scholars and physicians, mainly because mood disorders can be debilitating and are associated with a major risk of suicide. Recently, social cognitive and affective neuroscience and psychology have considered the normal side of mood variation, as it can also significantly contribute to modification of brain, cognitive, and behavioral activities.
This Special Issue should represent both traditional and more recent trends in the study of mood. It will gather research on mood in all its forms (normal or pathological). This includes fluctuations in normal mood (measured and/or induced) as well as bipolar and depressive disorders, among others. Contributions linking mood to behavior and/or cognition, brain activity and/or structures, environment, fatigue, genetics, health, or hormones, are of particular interest. The approaches developed can emerge from neuroscience, neurology, psychiatry, psychology, and related fields. We are also eager to publish research concerning emotions, provided the authors explain in their article how they conceive the relationships between emotion and mood, and how their research could inform the literature concerning normal mood or mood disorders.
Original research (experimental, clinical, translational…), critical and systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and methodological notes will all be considered. If in doubt about the suitability of your work to this issue, please do not hesitate to email Dr. Éric Laurent.
Dr. Éric Laurent
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Brain Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- mood disorders
- normal mood